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Mine engineering degree courses at undergrad bachelor, postgrad master, PhD doctorate research degree level at Australian universities are listed below. 

  • What does a  Mining Engineer do ?
  • Where can I study Mines Engineering ?
  • Besides ATAR, what are the prerequisite Year 12 HSC subjects ?


  • Australia is home to BHP Billiton &  Rio Tinto, 2 of the biggest and famous mining and mineral resources processing and exploration companies
  • Rare earth metals are commonly found  in modern Consumer Electronic like Plasma screens iPods, iPhones LCD screens etc
  • Australia is a major producer of  Iron ore,  Coal, Copper, bauxite/aluminium, Gold, Silver, diamond, Opals lead, Nickel and Uranium ( Yellow Cake), Petroleum and Natural gas. China’s growing demand for minerals continues to fuel mining activity in Australia. A Mining Engineering degree prepares grads for a employment  in the minerals processing and mining industry in Australia.
  •  Rare Earth metal mining in Australia is expected to rise in activity due to China’s tightening of it’s exports.  At the moment China is responsible  for more than 95 % of the global supply of rare earth metals.
  • Most mining jobs typically require you ( regardless if you are a mining or an electrical or civil engineer working at a mine ) to be based at a remote mine site devoid of usual urban facilities. Typical work schedule is work 2 weeks on, 1 weeks off etc aka FIFO. Apart from the glamour of big bucks associated with mining, please be aware of these working condition, perhaps speak to a few people who have actually worked in such mines,  before deciding to take a degree in this area, and finding out 4 years later you hate it !

Typical admission requirements :

  • Physics, Mathematics, English proficiency

New South Wales : NSW

  • Mining Engineering courses at University of New South Wales : UNSW
  • University of Wollongong : UOW - Civil, Mining and Environmental
  • Mining Engineering degree at University of Newcastle

Victoria : VIC

Western Australia : WA

South Australia: SA


Queensland : QLD


14 Comments for mining mines engineering

brett northey | July 20, 2010 at 5:53 pm

im a 48 year old man with 20 years experience in hardrock mining , have a western australia shift supervisors qualification but want to do a course or diploma in mining to enable me to become a mine manager in mining in australia, currently working in indonesia for Newcrest mining, want to know my options for parttime courses / diploma in mining, being a mature age student what are my options?

Michael | August 25, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I am a 15 year old male, and looking at studying mining engineering when i leave school. what subjects for year 12 would you be recommending? i can only do 4 subjects in year 12.

Romeo | January 13, 2011 at 5:38 pm

how can i study miningengeenering in south africa

majid malekian | April 5, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I,m 27 years old man in iran.
I live in yazd,and working in uni.
i,m master of degree in mining engeneering.
l,d like to PhD degree.
how can i do it in one of the australli’s uni?
please tell me.

Joe George | May 11, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I am a 25 year old BTech mechanical engineering graduate from India. I would like to study Masters in mining engineering.Which are the best universities you offer this courses? and what about the job opportunities after getting the degree?

sujit kumar sha | June 24, 2011 at 4:59 am

i am 29years and working as jr.miningengg. in coalindia. i have diploma in miningengg. i want for mining in distance cource .please suggest me

Kenny | August 16, 2011 at 9:12 pm

I am a university students in the last year of bachelor degree of mining process .how can I apply these universties listed ? waht kinds of qualification are needed

bismark ghana | August 17, 2011 at 11:15 pm

i have another degree apart in industrial art, but i am still interested in working at the mines.can you give me any help,advice or recommendation

Mithun | November 25, 2011 at 4:46 pm

i am 18 years old i have finished diploma in mechanical and now i want to study mining engr

Antoney | December 13, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I have got 63% in my bachelors in Mining engineering. can i get seat to study in Australia , can i get seat to study masters or MS in Australia.

Parth Mehta | January 17, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I am a 23 year old BE instrumentation & control engineering graduate from India. I would like to study Masters in mining engineering.Which are the best universities you offer this courses? and what about the job opportunities after getting the degree? I prefer to degree or master course in mining engineering?what shoud i do?

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Gantulga from Mongolia | May 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm

i want study minimg engineer

victor from Namibia | June 8, 2012 at 11:26 pm

my name is Victor from Namibia, i am currently in grade 11, my dream is to became Mineral and Mining engineer. i need to get a busaries, who can help me.